Runner's World

When Running Stresses You Out

I’M STANDING IN the tiny kitchen of my New York City apartment, staring at the refrigerator. I’m not rummaging for the food that’s in it; I’m looking at what’s pinned on it: a marathon training calendar.

The plan is two pages long. I couldn’t fit 16 weeks’ worth of workouts on one sheet of paper, and that alone causes anxiety to bubble up each morning when I review the day’s workout. The calendar is covered with red pen scribbles—a method I used to make changes because I’m not only training for a marathon, but I’m also trying to have a life. Scanning the sea of red makes me want to go back to bed instead of lacing up my

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